[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #87

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When it comes to selecting tracks for our Chill Dojo playlist, there are a few instruments which can instantly grab our attention, and the pan flute is one we have a very soft spot for. Add to that superb sax, magical female vocals and a groovy beat and you’ve pretty much sealed the deal. If you happened to catch this feature on Felix Jaehn’s ‘Shine’, there would be no surprise in seeing it top the list for this edition. Together with countryman Freddy Verano and the songwriting prowess of Linying, this combination of musical perfection is the perfect way to get summer started. Matoma sat atop last week’s playlist, and true to our predictions he is back in no time at all with that Norwegian sound we just can’t get enough of. This time he’s gotten together with his friend Nelsaan to craft an uplifting tribute to the John Mayer original. The song may be about free falling, but the hype behind this artist is only going to continue as each release consistently outdoes the last. Once we’re on that tropical vibe, it’s really hard to shake, so we’re going to keep that going with some bright summer disco courtesy of That’s Nice on the remix of this recent Keljet release. Whether it’s a huge pool party or a quiet outing with friends, this track is built to be a weekend anthem and the fuel to your good times. Sweden’s Tobtok has featured in the Chill Dojo for this same reason plenty of times before, and he is back once more with another piece of smooth paradise in his latest remix of ‘Catch’. Tropical soundscapes and uplifting vocals seem to be the theme of edition #87 so far, and there’s plenty more sweetness for your ears where that came from.

Next up it’s Bono’s turn as Belgian producer Henri Pfr and Chicago’s Kiso forge a U2 remix whose power goes far beyond the lyrics alone. This edit is pure feels, wrapped in a bed of floating chords and care-free feelings. Lana Del Rey’s lyrics usually go down a different route of melancholy, but as always we love to hear music which can flip all expectations on its head. That’s exactly what we have hear with Stint’s take on ‘West Coast’, stripping back the brooding  original to reveal a cheery side you wouldn’t see coming. Complete with whistle solo, this is all kinds of chill, the likes of which we haven’t heard before. And speaking of new directions, we are loving how Austrian DnB duo Camo & Krooked have been expanding their musical repertoire into a more laid-back style of late. Their remix of the Klangkarussell original puts their refreshing liquid sound on full display, and we’re looking forward to seeing plenty more of this in the near future.

But that’s only scratching the surface of what is on offer this week, so make sure to dig all the way down to discover all the treasures we’ve got for you here. Peace out.

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Felix Jaehn
Shine (feat. Freddy Verano & Linying)
Matoma & Nelsaan
Free Fallin Tropical Mojito Remix (John Mayer Tribute)
Keljet ft Mereki
Run This World (Thats Nice Remix)
Kill Me Softly feat Jane Elizabeth Hanley
Catch (Tobtok Remix)
U2
With Or Without You (Henri Pfr & Kiso Remix)
Lana Del Rey
West Coast (Stint Remix)
Klangkarussell
Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)  CAMO & KROOKED REMIX
Froxic
Floating Point
Evoke & Bijou
Bittersweet
Louis Futon
Sir Rock
Sia
Chandelier (Night Cruise Bootleg)
Geotheory
Medusa
Maxo
☆  H o n e y b e l l ☆
Harrison
Down, B, Up, B
Sable
Foolin (Basenji Remix)
Chop Bowl
LAGOON 。◕‿ ◕。
Red Milk
Its You (with TastyTreat)
Obey City
Fallin (Merlot VIP)
Last Lynx
Curtains (Dinnerdate Remix)
FKJ
The Twins (Patrick Baker Bootleg)
De Hofnar & Dennis Kruissen
Ayo Technology (Bootleg)
Kyla La Grange
The Knife (Equator Club Remix)
Cosmic Quest
Water Winds (Female Remix)
Noosa
Love (Keljet Remix)
Phoria
Once Again (Layzie Edit)
Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown
It Wont Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For the Breeze Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Starry Eyed (MaxxWell Q Trap Remix)
James Deen
Her Pretty Face
Freddy Winter X Sampha
Too Much (REMIX)
Milo Mills
I Need You
Blonde
Foolish feat. Ryan Ashley (Tom Misch Remix)
Moods
Voodoo
MARKAI
Saturday on WB
Omapa ( J LOUIS ) FLIP
FloFilz
Nutzlast
CoryaYo
1995
B N J M N
Chelsi
Kattch
Shore (Original Mix)
Sean Mackey
You Are The Sun (Original Mix)
Sizzlebird
Floating Cloud
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[Folk] Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon – Wedding Day

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Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon
Wedding Day

Talk about an all-star cast: Yeasayer co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Anand Wilder and longtime friend and composer Maxwell Kardon have announced the completion of a new musical featuring fellow bandmates Ira Wolf Tuton and Chris Keating, James Richardson (MGMT), Christopher Powell and Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), K Ishibashi (Kishi Bashi, of Montreal), Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors), and more.

According to the press release, Break Line The Musical “harkens back to rock concept albums of the early 70′s,” exploring “the classic arc of lost love, betrayal, and pride,” and is based on “a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town” that the duo’s fathers had discovered in “an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the 1950s.”

Conceived six years ago, Wilder’s project began to take shape in between Yeasayer albums and is reminiscent of his band’s debut LP, with a lighter, springier version of All Hour Cymbals’ freakier folksy vibe. Taking inspiration from The Kinks and The Byrds, the musical puts a contemporary twist on a classic art form.

Ahead of Break Line’s release this July 15th on Secretly Canadian (July 14th, rest of the world via Mute), Wilder and Kardon have given us a small taste of what’s to come with ‘Wedding Day,’ a sleepy track that begins with children’s laughter and reversed guitar strums before Wilder’s croons raise the tempo into full-blown folk-pop festivity.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 28]

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It’s hard to believe ninjas, but it’s already June 1st, which means we’re nearly halfway through the year. We’ve heard so many amazing songs in the last five months alone, and we know with summer upon us now, things are bound to only get even more soulful. Why take our word for it though? Take a look at the sampling we have prepared for you below. With the sun beaming down brightly from the sky, our favorite producers and crooners are as inspired as ever. Contributions from Prince Ali, Tom Misch, Jerome Thomas, Rochelle Jordan, Tink, Leon Thomas, Raheem Bakaré, TCVVX, novellus, OffBeat Kid, ANDRU, Josh Pan, Myles.William & T.Hemingway, Aido, Haan808Sh?m, Moody Good, Tesher, Duncan Gerow, Vestige, SaneBeats, T-AARONmusic, YamillNight Cruise, king henry, salute, Booty Beaver and Louis Futon all serve as evidence to this cause. So, kick back, relax, and grab your beverage of choice, because we’ve got a long summer ahead of us.

Pacific Shore
Street Confusion Ft. Sarah Linhares
Joyce Write
DeVantes Interlude
PRINCE ALI
WCBF (Prod. DREAM KOALA)
Musiq Soulchild
Love (David So X Z.WOODS X Paul Kim Cover)
Blonde
Foolish (feat. Ryan Ashley) (Tom Misch Remix)
Jerome Thomas
On Cruise (Prod. El. Train)
Russ
Naked (Prod. Russ)
SiR
CannaBis And Karaoke
Jean Deaux
Into The Water ft. TheMIND (prod. by THEMpeople)
Rochelle Jordan
Lowkey
Tink
Used 2 Know (Prod. Spaceman)
Tink x DJ Dahi
Men (Songs from Scratch)
Jhene Aiko
Stay Ready (J Henny Rap Verse)
Audego
Fractures
Kyan
Taking The City
Jagged Edge
Hope
Masspike Miles
2 Sides (prod. by Ryan Ryu Alexy)
Lauriana mae 
 Fly Away Feat. Mazon
Nikkiya
TELEGRAM
Havok Jones
Rain (Cover) Prod. By Miykal Snoddy
Brittany Barber
Cant Raise A Man (Cover)
Leon Thomas
Show Us (Prod. By The Rascals)
Day26
BULL S#!T (DIRTY)
Raheem Bakaré
Purple Sky
Joe
Mary Jane (Remix) feat. 50 Cent
Bando Jonez feat. Twista, B.o.B & T Pain
Sex You (Remix)
Jake&Papa
All For You
Mary J. Blige
Suitcase
Rico Love
Bitches Be Like #TTLO Remix
Ne Yo
Money Cant Buy featuring Jeezy (Explicit)

Ginette Claudette
2 ON (COVER REMIX)

TCVVX
Clocks

JUDE
Crystals 4e Remix

BLVTH
MONOLOGVE PART I (P A T H Remix)
Kissey
HOLD ME
My Nina
Your Own Song
novellus
reign.
Jacques Greene
No Excuse (Yung Gud ☹ Remix)
Future
I Be U (Maarius remix)
Tinashe & Drake
2 On (A JAYBeatz Mashup)
Tinashe
2 On Ft ScHoolboy Q (Chop Not Slop Remix)
OZZIE
Days In SA
Mike Jay
Or NAh (Remix)
The Weeknd
Twenty Eight ( OffBeatKid Remix )
Jalen.
The Wave (Prod. By Jalen)
ANDRU.
NOT THIS WAY (feat. Carson Hayes)
ANDRU.
MY LOVE
BLNT
ZAHRA
Everydayz
Né Sous Le Sun
Savon
Forever
Jordan Rakei
Selfish Sh?m Bootleg Remix
Moody Good
Raindrips (feat. Ruby Lee Ryder)
Jakwob
Somebody New (SaneBeats Remix)
Denitia & Sene
Divided (Wordy Soulspeak Remix)
Micetro & BRRIO
Closer
Adventure Club
Wonder (Josh Pan Remix)
Johnny Rain x Aldo x djin
Take Care
Alina Baraz
Make You Feel (Myles.William X T.Hemingway Remix)
Aldo.
Man X Woman (Mar Remix)
Haan808
Journey To The Middle East/ft Vanessa Elisha {THANK THEM ALBUM/LINK IN DESCRIPTION}
James Blake
Life Round Here Sh?m Bootleg Remix
Moody Good
Bubbles (feat. Harleighblu)
Tesher
Drunk In Love 4U (Beyonce x fxdslxsh)
Duncan Gerow
Ciara + Djemba Djemba = Sorry
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Make You Feel (VESTIGE Remix)
SINGULARIS
MISSY x QTIP
TENGOKU.
私の名前を言う
Aldo.
U Dont Know
Murci.
Brandy (Free D/L)
Justin Bieber
Change Me (Yamill Remix)
Nicki Minaj
pills n potions (T AARONmusic remix)
SevnthWonder
U Got Me (ft. Jon B)
The Dream
Shawty Is A Ten (Quinn Kyle Remix)
(`∀ )Ψ Jhene Aiko
The Worst (pooh bear remix)
Brenmar
Medusa Feat. Rush Davis (Falcons Remix)

Eighty4 Fly
Let Me In (RCADE Remix)

Sia
Chandelier (Night Cruise Bootleg)
T Pain
Drankin Patna (Cazz Major remix)
king henry
Party Gurls
Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown
It Wont Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For the Breeze Remix)
Kimbra
90s Music (M Phazes Remix)
salute.
Play, Pause (featuring RobLaw)
Booty Beaver
Crew Love
Louis Futon
Sir Rock
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[Chill] Haan808 – Journey To The Middle East (Feat. Vanessa Elisha)

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Journey To The Middle East/ft-Vanessa Elisha

Let’s take a trip. Better yet, a journey. A “Journey To The Middle East” where if they had more music like this, peace might be a more attainable aspiration. Coming through with your weekly dose of Friday feels is Haan808, who brings us this mind-numbingly beautiful piece, plucked straight from his recently released Thank Them EP. The “them” we should be thanking in this case are the talented New Zealand based producer, and his wonderful partner, the gorgeous and gifted Vanessa Elisha, who’ve teamed up for one of the most gloriously mesmerizing numbers we’ve heard in quite some time.  As the gates to heaven slowly creak open, we find ourselves greeted by Elisha’s soothing, yet sultry angelic vocals. While her presence shortly fades out, we’re left immersed in a complete state of euphoria, surrounded by wavey synths and varied endearing percussion. We found ourselves locked in the single’s spellbinding grasp more than a few times during the lead-up to this post, and we’re confident you’ll lose yourself in the experience as well. Check out the miraculous single above, and be sure to thank Haan by snagging a copy of his EP over on Bandcamp.

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Phantogram Talk Psychic Connections, Childhood Memories and Musical Influences at Sasquatch! 2014 [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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PHANTOGRAM
Black Out Days

Experimental-pop duo Phantogram have continued their incredible run of the last few years with the February release of their second album, Voicesa project incepted in the midst of a seemingly never-ending string of quality sold-out shows and festival appearances. Band members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel have a knack for melding deeply emotional undertones with euphoric melodies and hip-hop inspired rhythms resulting in a larger-than-life sound. Nowhere is this style more pronounced and evolved than on Voices, their major label debut, which serves as an organic progression that takes their music to a new level of intensity.

I was lucky enough to sit down with Josh and Sarah shortly before their performance at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival to learn about their journey thus far. Phantogram’s show at the Gorge’s Bigfoot Stage truly embodied their collaborative artistic growth with a perfectly synced, powerful and mesmerizing experience. Check out the conversation below and make sure to catch Phantogram on one of their upcoming tour dates–it’s definitely not a show you will want to miss.

TMN: I know that you two have known each other since middle school, growing up together in New York. Were you guys already involved in playing music at all back then? Was there any indication that you might be in a band when you were older, or was that not at all in your minds yet? 

Josh: When I was a teenager, I was just really into skateboarding a lot. I was skate or die. Music was always a huge part of my life, and when I think back at growing up, I didn’t make music or anything, but I was always kind of writing songs in my head and thinking up beats. When I wasn’t skating around with headphones on, I was always kind of making beats in my head. So I should’ve known better that maybe I would start doing it, but music came into my life later. When I was in my late teens/early twenties was when I got really into it. I learned how to play guitar, drums and piano.

Sarah: For me, it was the same kind of idea. When I was a kid, I would always sing along to songs, but I didn’t think that I was going to sing. And not even close to being in a band and writing, producing and creating music until Josh and I met up together.

TMN: Does having that friendship for such a long time play a large role in your dynamic as musicians? 

Josh: Yeah, I mean, we are like brother and sister. And kind of like psychic twins artistically and emotionally too, which has a huge role in how we make music because we’re very connected and in-tune with each other’s emotions and experiences in life. Without that, I don’t think we’d make music that is so personal and emotional. I really do think that our music has a certain emotion behind it that would be lacking if we weren’t so connected.

TMN: Talk a bit about the formation of the band because I know you both were working on some music of your own at the time you joined forces, and had a band under a different name at first. How did Phantogram come to fruition?

Josh: I was playing in a band with my brother in New York and then I decided I just wanted to work on my solo career, which was basically working on my own stuff at home. Sarah and I started hanging out a lot when I moved from NYC to upstate New York, closer to where we grew up. She had finished college and came back to our home area and I was playing her a lot of my demos and solo stuff. I just asked her if she wanted to sing on some of them and she did and I think we kind of looked at each other and were like, “this sounds awesome. let’s start a band.” And then we just did it. Continue reading

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Kingdom (feat. Vince Staples)

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[Get Crunk] The (Most Epic) Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 107)

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ATTENTION NINJAS: THIS WEEKS PLAYLIST CONTAINS AN ABSURD AMOUNT OF BANGERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU GET TURNED UP TO DEATH.

Now that I got that little disclaimer out of the way I can finally get you pumped for one of the greatest playlists ever made. So before you emerge yourself into the madness upon which we are sending you, we recommend the following:

1. Depend adult diapers – you may or may not lose all control of your bodily functions, so it’s best to be prepared at all times

2. That one friend that just can’t even – they’ll keep you in a literal state of death at all times.

3. A blindfold to prevent your head from exploding when the bass drops.

and of course, our favorite post-party remedy…

4. Tylenol – everyone’s favorite pal to hangout with on those foggy Sunday mornings

We hope you’re prepared for this one…because we aren’t quite there yet.

#danceirresponsibly

War
Low Rider (LooKas Remix)
D.A.N.C.E.
Justice (Rage Logic Remix)
Triad Dragons
Chaos (Original Mix)
Kalyko X Waka Flocka
Go (Prod. The Hi
Justice
We Are Your Friends (Dani Deahl Purrrnt Up Remix)
Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat. Kid Sister
Cool Without You (Audien Remix)
Excision & Space Laces
Destroid 7 Bounce (Antiserum & Mayhem Remix)
SNAILS x ANTISERUM
WILD (ZEKE&ZOID REMIX)
O.G. UFO! SHIT!
Monsta (Original Mix)
When Will The Bass Drop (Koyote Edit)Lonely Island // Sean & Bobo // Davvincii // Lil Jon // Sam F
Chinese Man
Ive Got That Tune (Tha Trickaz Remix)
Culture Code & Regoton
Waking Up Feat. Jonny Rose (Original Mix)
Audien & P
Money
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